Joaquín Núñez and Rumberos

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Cuba Brazil Carnival Experience – In-Person or Virtual Performance

Cuba and Brazil are two of the most influential countries in world music today, rich in rhythms and songs that are very well known around the world. In his energetic and interactive performance, Joaquín showcases World Music, Latin rhythms, and dance that would be experienced at carnival and other community events. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in percussion exercises, vocal chants, harmony parts and traditional dance steps, and learn about various percussion instruments used in styles such as Samba and Conga.

Curriculum Connections

Latin & Cuban History (Music focus)
Equity & Inclusion
Cross-Curricular Connections
Well Being


Teacher Resources

Booking Details

In-Person School Performance Fees: $427 + HST (solo), $915 + HST (trio), $1,220 + HST (ensemble)
Audience Size (In-Person): 50 / 100 / 300

Virtual School Performance Fee: $305 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Format: Live

Grades: K-8
Language: English and Spanish

Available: limited year-round

About Joaquín Núñez

Master Rumbero Joaquín Núñez Hidalgo began playing percussion instruments at the age of five. As a professional artist Joaquín has had a successful music career in Cuba. Performing in numerous musical events and festivals, he has shared the stage with most of Cuba’s elite musicians.

Eventually settling in Toronto in 1999, Joaquín quickly became immersed in the local music scene performing as a drummer and percussionist with top Canadian based artists (Jane Bunnett, Bill King, Njacko Backo, Eddie Bullen, Hilario Durán, Canadian Tenors, Luis Mario Ochoa), performing in many Jazz festivals (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Beaches Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax Jazz Festival among others) across the country as well as internationally.

Mr. Hidalgo presents an extraordinary collection of musicians providing an exciting experience in art and entertainment. He is now an accomplished recording artist, performer musician and exceptional teacher and facilitator.

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